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Physical Restraints

Position Statements on the use of Restraints


American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP).

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

American Nurses Association (ANA).

American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

Autism National Committee Position on Restraints.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI).

National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS), guidelines on the use of seclusion and restraint in psychiatric facilities.

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD).

National Mental Health Association position on physical restraints.

The Family Alliance and Advocates for Children in Therapy provide a number of organizationsí position statements on the use of restraint.



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